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Peter Mayhew

Peter Mayhew (born 19 May 1944) is a British-American actor. He is best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars films. Mayhew was born on 19 May 1944 in Barnes, Surrey, where he was also raised. His height is a product not of gigantism — "I don't have the big head" — but of an overactive pituitary gland secondary to a genetic disease called Marfan Syndrome. The overactive pituitary gland was treated successfully in his mid-teens. His peak height was 7 feet 3 inches (2.21 m)

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May 19, 1944 In Barnes, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Star Wars 4: Episodi IV - Una nova esperança (La guerra de les galàxies) 1977-05-25
Latest Project:
Movie Star Wars. Els últims Jedi 2017-12-13
Known For
Poster of Jedi Junkies
Poster of Dark Towers
Poster of Hazell
Poster of Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
Movie Star Wars. Els últims Jedi Chewbacca (consultant) 2017-12-13
Movie Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey Himself 2016-04-16
Movie Star Wars: El despertar de la Força Chewbacca 2015-12-15
Movie Jedi Junkies Himself 2010-05-25
Movie Yesterday Was a Lie Dead Man 2008-01-01
Series Deal or No Deal Unknown 2005-12-19
Movie Star Wars 3: Episodi III - La venjança dels Sith Chewbacca 2005-05-17
Movie When Star Wars Ruled the World Himself 2004-09-18
Movie Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy Himself 2004-09-12
Movie The Story of Star Wars Chewbacca 2004-08-18
Movie Comic Book: The Movie Himself 2004-01-27
Movie Star Tours Chewbacca 1987-01-09
Movie Star Wars 6: Episodi VI - El retorn del Jedi Chewbacca 1983-05-23
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie Return of the Ewok Chewbacca 1982-01-01
Series The Kenny Everett Television Show Unknown 1981-12-24
Series Dark Towers 1981-09-22
Movie SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back Chewbacca 1980-09-22
Movie La guerra de les galàxies: L'Imperi contraataca Chewbacca 1980-05-20
Movie The Star Wars Holiday Special Chewbacca 1978-12-01
Series Hazell Unknown 1978-01-16
Movie Terror The Mechanic 1978-01-01
Movie The Making of 'Star Wars' Himself (uncredited) 1977-09-16
Movie Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger Minoton 1977-07-15
Movie Star Wars 4: Episodi IV - Una nova esperança (La guerra de les galàxies) Chewbacca 1977-05-25